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Punch bowl

Punch bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1763 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jackson, William (painter)
    Richard Chaffers Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr Wallace Elliot

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case F, shelf 2

Physical description

Punch bowl of soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels inside with a two-masted ship inscribed below 'The Swallow', on a pink scroll; narrow red diaper border. Outside, a crimson peony and other flowers and a fence in Chinese style in colours.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)


ca. 1763 (made)


Jackson, William (painter)
Richard Chaffers Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'The Swallow'
Inscribed inside below a pink scroll


Height: 7.6 cm, Diameter: 21.3 cm

Object history note

Provenance: London, Hyam, 1923.

This bowl was made for the 'Swallow', a Liverpool slave ship launched in 1763.

Descriptive line

Punch bowl made for the ship 'Swallow', soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels, made by Richard Chaffers factory, Liverpool, probably decorated by William Jackson, ca. 1763.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Watney, B.M., "William Jackson of Liverpool" in ECC Trans., Vol. 15, Part 1, 1993, p. 123
Hillis, Maurice. Liverpool Porcelain, 1756-1804. 2011, pl. 5.148


Soft paste porcelain; Enamel



Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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